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  • Posted: Oct 27, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 11, 2021
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    Finance Officer

    Role and responsibilities

    To provide operational Finance support, budget monitoring, grant management and reporting of donor funds in NRC Kakuma

    Specific responsibilities

    1. Review coding of transactions and supporting documents to ensure their correctness as per the approved budget codes.
    2. Ensure, in coordination with the relevant project staff, that project expenses are incurred consistent with grant agreements and budgets.
    3. Monitor expenditures, planned costs, committed costs and identify cases of budget over-spent and under-spent to provide relevant information and advice to the budget holders for informed management decisions.
    4. Ensure accurate maintenance of all files and transactions for grant requests, incomes, expenditures, accounting and closure at NRC Kakuma.
    5. Support Project Coordinators/Managers in proposal writing, and budget preparation and monitoring.
    6. Prepare periodic budget monitoring reports.
    7. Ensure that the Kakuma office consistently meets all donor and NRC rules and regulations pertaining to finance and procurement.
    8. Ensure that adequate financial management routines and systems are in place.
    9. Directly lead, manage and motivate the Finance Assistant (FA) – and ensure that she/he has a clear work plan and objectives and receive regular supervisions and reviews.
    10. Verify the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all payments for completeness of financial documents, (purchase requests, work orders, pro forma invoices), proper coding and approval by responsible managers before payments are made. Ensure NRC creditors are paid promptly.
    11. Ensure weekly and monthly cash counts are made together with an independent senior manager. Work with Finance Assistant to compile cash requests into realistic cash forecast for review by Area Manager/Support Coordinator and Finance Manager by the 10th of every month.
    12. Review and verify submitted weekly returns from the Finance Assistant to ensure correct coding before submission to the Finance Coordinator by every Monday.
    13. Prepare and send monthly Cash and Bank reconciliations to Finance Manager Nairobi after review by SC and AM Kakuma. 

    Professional competencies

    1. Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
    2. Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    3. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    4. Knowledge about own skills/profile
    5. Knowledge of English

    Academic and Professional Qualifications       

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
    2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), level 2

    Relevant Experience

    1. Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a donor grants management role
    2. Specific familiarity with reporting to UNHCR, ECHO, BPRM, EC, SIDA, NMFA and UNICEF.

    Knowledge, Skills & Personal Attributes

    1. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    2. Good financial analysis skills
    3. Understanding of the Kenya humanitarian environment
    4. Good knowledge of financial reporting systems
    5. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    6. Ability to work well with people from diverse cultures and communicate effectively.
    7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    8. Good computer skills in MS Office.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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